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, dennis rodman, the basketball diplomat, is back from his trip to north korea and is delivering a message from its leader to president obama. call me. the star says kim jong-un said i don't want to do war. the u.s. government is distancing themselves from the trip, which was arranged for a documentary. >>> so, rodman got so close with kim jong-un that he's delivering messages to the u.s. like this one. >> he want obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. >> did you say why don't you pick up the phone and call president obama? >> it's a different story because guess what? the kid's only 20 years old. 28. >> by the way, we think kim jong-un is about 30 years old, but we'll give rodman some credit for getting close at least. john avlon and fran townsend join me now. you wrote a critical essay. a lot of people were joking about how funny the two look together. >> i'm sure it's a lot of fun, a great way to see north korea, watch a basketball game, get drunk with the dic
a bit. you look at how star struck he was with dennis rodman and the like. what is your sense if he is the guy that is pulling the strings here? >> he is not ready to be a prime time player. i don't think he has a clue about most of the things he does. he has a regent that has helped him through things. the real story of north korea is what they say it is, military first. the military basically runs the country i think he is a bit of a figurehead. they are trying to market him to a skeptical north korean public. this is a society that respects older people, not 30 somethings. in trying to market him, they are trying to portray him as a tough wartime leader. >> you dealt with his father for many years, the six-party talks. is there any sense in trying to reach out to him, to the son here, and say, you know, we would like to talk again. we would like to settle some sort of compromise. would the u.s. benefit from something like that? >> i don't think so. i think the north koreans certainly know how to get to us. we do have channels that are established. i don't think reaching out to ki
that is going to move this issue forward, brianna. >> anna coren in hong kong, thank you. >>> dennis rodman's basketball diplomacy isn't getting a lot of support from secretary of state john kerry. kerry told condition the former nba's star's trip wouldn't do anything to resolve the tension between pyong and the rest of the world. he said president obama's willing to work through the diplomatic process but kim jong-un needs to do one thing. >> north korea keeps choosing to make belligerent and reckless moves that threaten the region, their neighbors, and now directly the united states of america. so it's very easy for kim jong-un to prove his good intent here also, just don't fire the next missile, don't have the next test. >> out of washington, where new jersey senator bob menendez finds himself in the middle of a scandal that says he'll be vindicated. a douminican woman who says shes one of the women in the video who claimed menendez paid her for sex claims she was paid to make it up and never met the senator. the daily caller a conservative website published this video in november with t
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